Junior research engineer
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The McDonald Institute is the Canadian hub for astroparticle physics research, uniting researchers, theorists, and technical experts within one organization. Experiments within the McDonald Institute umbrella are closely linked with SNOLAB, located in Sudbury, Ontario. SNOLAB is an international facility for world-class underground physics research and has an expanding programme in astroparticle physics and underground science.
Reporting to the Senior Mechanical Engineer, the Junior Engineer will aid in the design and engineering of components for various experiments supported by the McDonald Institute. This will include preparation of engineering drawings for mechanical components using standard engineering practices. The successful applicant will also coordinate with in-house and external machine shops for component fabrication, modifying designs where appropriate if required for particular fabrication techniques, and inspecting components after fabrication. The engineer will design key mechanical components and be comfortable with basic systems which may include simple machines, vacuum and pressure vessels, gas systems, and cryogenic systems operating at temperatures as low as 10 mK.
This position may require some travel, including travel to SNOLAB, and/or travel to domestic and international destinations. This position will occasionally require the candidate work variable hours. Dependent on University and McDonald Institute policies, there may be opportunities for hybrid work arrangements (a mix of on-campus and remote work).
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The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
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